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peripheral neuropathy

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience in Podiatry
A general term for: "nerve damage". It can take many forms--painful or a loss of sensation/numbness. The causes are multiple. Diabetes is the most common, but exposure ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience in Podiatry
A general term for: "nerve damage". It can take many forms--painful or a loss of sensation/numbness. The causes are multiple. Diabetes is the most common, but exposure ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience in Neurology
Many causes: There are many causes of peripheral neuropathy. Common causes are elevated blood sugar, alcohol, and vitamin B12 deficiency. A common "cause" is idi ... Read More
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Peripheral neuropath: Is permanent once it starts. It can not be cured although treatments are available to decrease symptoms.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: It will progress if the original cause of the peripheral neuropathy is not addressed/controlled or corrected.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yo-El Ju
Dr. Yo-El Ju answered
15 years experience in Neurology
Rare: Some causes of peripheral neuropathy affect the nerves to the muscles for breathing, or to the heart. However most neuropathies are uncomforable, but ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience in Rheumatology
It depends: It depends on the cause and there are several causes. Talk to your doctor for further detail.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
See pain management: In peripheral neuropathy, the TCAs may relieve pain due to sympathetic nervous system involvement (sympathetically maintained pain) by blockade of alp ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience in Podiatry
Depend : On manefestations and cause of the neuropathy. If loss of sensation, feet need to be protected from excessive pressure and abnormal force. If due to d ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience in Rheumatology
Many causes: There are many causes of peripheral neuropathy, including vitamin deficiency, medications, autoimmune disease, diabetes, alcohol, infections, inherite ... Read More
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